Archive for the 'Living Expenses' Category

How to save money on living expenses such as food, gas, electricity, broadband, insurance, mobiles phones and transport by doing research & shopping around for the lowest prices

I’m Not Impressed by Waitrose

As Halifax Cashback Extras was offering 10% cashback on shopping at Waitrose, I decided to go to do some food shopping in Waitrose. I was also attracted by the free coffee on offer to customers who are members of  the myWaitrose loyalty club. Plus I wanted to have a look around the adjacent TK Maxx. […]

Beware of Sending Long Texts on TalkMobile

I set up a maximum £1 additional spend limit on my TalkMobile X-Large 30 Day SIM account. I wasn’t anticipating spending any more than the £15 a month, as the package included 2,500 minutes, 5,000 texts and 15GB of data. There wasn’t an option to set the additional spend to zero, which would have been […]

Recycling Has Become an Complicated Pain

Recycling your rubbish has become such a pain. It was so much simpler when you had one black bin which was emptied every week. Now with most bins being emptied every fortnight, or even every four weeks, if you miss a bin day e.g. you are away on holiday, your bin could be sitting umemptied […]

Why Are There So Many Different Types of Light Bulb?

I recently bought a couple of table lamps. The assistant in the store offered me a twin pack of  the required 40W light bulbs for £3. I thought that sounded a bit expensive. I thought that we’d either have some in our home store of light bulbs, or I’d be able to buy them for less […]

Review of the Intex Downy Raised Airbed

I decided to buy a posh queen size airbed for guests. I didn’t want to buy another standard bed, as it would take up so much space. A good quality airbed seemed a sensible option, offering comfort, but requiring minimal storage facilities. My husband did quite a bit of research online to find airbeds with […]

AO.com Too Pushy When Trying to Sell Their Extended Warranties

Recently, I’ve bought several electrical products from the online retailer AO.com, including a washing machine, fridge freezer and a Humax Freesat box. Their products are competitively priced, and AO.com offer free delivery on a weekday of your choice. However, what I dislike about AO.com is their concerted attempts to sell their extended warranty. With a […]

The Cost of Living Abroad

If you have itchy feet and are thinking about relocating from the UK, the Netflight’s cost calculator offers an insight into how much you would spend to live in various countries around the world. In order to work out your monthly expenditure, you need to enter how much you spend on various categories living the UK. The first […]

Admiral Charge £5.95 If You Pay For Your Insurance by Credit Card

When doing some research on home contents insurance, I was taken aback that Admiral charge a £5.95 fee for payment by credit card. This seems excessive, especially considering that the quote was for £160. That’s more than an additional 3.5% for using your credit card to pay for home insurance. I couldn’t believe that it […]

Utility Saving Expert Can Help You Save Money

With the price of gas and electricity increasing, comparing energy tariffs is just one of the ways that you can save money on your utility bills. The Utility Saving Expert price comparison website enables you to quickly search through the tariffs available with various suppliers. Utility Saving Expert was set up in 2014 by Chris Richards, […]

Three Mobile Offer Existing Customers Good Discounts

Last year, when the 12 months term was up on my Three Mobile SIM only contract, I was happy to continue on a flexible one month rolling plan. The  £15 a month plan included 200 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data (with a 4GB tethering limit) suited my needs. The plan also included Three’s Feel […]